Daylight Hours is the first single of 2019 from Scottish alt-rock band Lional.

The release coincides with a headline tour of Scotland before the band return home to support Noel Gallagher at his 15,000 capacity Inverness performance.

Daylight Hours is the Inverness quartets finest work to date.  Framed in a new wave style funky groove, it is moody and danceable melodic guitar pop.  No surprise then to hear that the track draws inspiration from Remain In Light era Talking heads.

Daylight Hours was recorded at Yellow Arch studios in Sheffield with producer Colin Elliot who has also worked with Richard Hawley, Paul Weller, Duane Eddie and Kylie Minogue.

Lional formed in early 2014 and and the following year signed to independent record label IMOUT Records who released their debut single Season of Salt.  In 2016 the band were nominated best newcomer at the Scottish Alternative Music Awards.  They were also included in BBC Scotland’s Vic Galloway’s 25 bands to watch and Jim Gellatly’s 10 picks for 2016 in The Scottish Sun.  The band quickly followed this up by showcasing at renowned music industry showcase MUSEXPO in California and released double A- side Lonely So Long / Black Magik.

Daylight Hours follows on from 2018 singles Moonlight and Dark Sunglasses and continues to showcase a marked progression in the sound of a band tighter than ever.

© Al Donnelly

Daylight Hours is released on Friday 26th April via IMOUT Records.

Live dates

Fri 3rd May – Ironworks, Inverness – Tickets

Sat 4th May – Skinandi’s, Thurso – Tickets

Sat 11th May – The Garage (Attic Bar), Glasgow – Tickets

Sun 12th May – The Voodoo Rooms, Edinburgh – Tickets

Sat 8th June – Bught Park, Inverness (supporting Noel Gallagher with Razorlight and Neon Waltz) – Tickets